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post #1 of 21 Old 04-18-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Falken Wild Peak AT vs. Falken Rocky Mountain ATS

What is the difference? Both tires look the same in pics online, and both tires are within $5 of each other in price when comparing the same size. So what is the difference? And if there is no difference, why would discounttiredirect.com sell both of them side by side?


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post #2 of 21 Old 06-29-2011, 08:24 PM
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The rocky mountain is exclusive to discounttire... Dont know why.

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The rocky mountain is exclusive to discounttire... Dont know why.
I was just in Discount tire today and asked that question. He was saying something about the RM ats being a 10 ply and the Wild Peaks not. I'm guessing he didn't know ***** and was just tryin to make up an answer.

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post #4 of 21 Old 07-16-2011, 04:13 PM
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Give discounttiredirect and see what they say.

A few vendors referred the Wild Peak AT

When I called discounttiredirect they recommended Rocky Mountains
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I saw the Wild Peaks today and was surprised at such a deep tread and fairly wide spacing between tread blocks. They where on a Chevy truck w/z71 offroad package. It got me thinking of going with them instead of a mt!
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I got the wildpeaks and they have defiantly surprised me each time I take them out. They are not loud and I've had on rocks, dirt and mud. They have done very well in each. Second and third pick were in 2wd with limited slip diff.

Came up with that on my own.
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Its a sad fact that the 15" sizes don't come with 3 ply sidewall!!
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post #8 of 21 Old 08-22-2011, 12:34 PM
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The Rocky Mountain doesn't show up on Falken's site so I called them and was told that other than the sidewall lettering, they're exactly the same tire as the Wild Peak. The RM is exclusive to Discount and America's Tire and likely renamed to avoid their 'price matching' claims...hard to have to match a price when no one else has that tire! lol
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post #9 of 21 Old 09-10-2011, 05:39 PM
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I was just in Discount tire today and asked that question. He was saying something about the RM ats being a 10 ply and the Wild Peaks not. I'm guessing he didn't know ***** and was just tryin to make up an answer.
Did some digging and some talking... and what I got was that they are the same tire like TGLPilot said. As for my previous answer I'd gotten about the different ply, the LT's are a 10 ply and the Pmetric sizes are only a 4 ply.

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Stopped at the local America's Tire to take a look at the RM's up close and personal...and was disappointed. Falken's site shows the tread depth at 17/32" and using the salesman's depth gauge, that's about what I saw...in the middle of the tire. The depth between the shoulder lugs is only about 6/32" to 7/32"!!

That's probably what stabilizes the lugs to reduce the road noise but it also means that when the shoulder lugs wear down and get 'bald' you'll still have about 10/32" of good tread in the middle. That might not be the end of the world on dry pavement but it's not what I'd want when it gets wet or when the pavement ends.

It's too bad because I've got the Falken ZIEX S/TZ01's on my Suburban and absolutely love them! So I guess it's back to the drawing board (aka BFG AT's ) for the Jeep.
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My stock SRA's have finally worn out and have done me well, i do a lot of highway driving and was looking for a little bit more of an aggressive A/T tire and saw the wildpeaks....does anyone know how they compare to others as far as street noice and handling and New England winters

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My stock SRA's have finally worn out and have done me well, i do a lot of highway driving and was looking for a little bit more of an aggressive A/T tire and saw the wildpeaks....does anyone know how they compare to others as far as street noice and handling and New England winters
Mine have been great on the street.
I drive mine every day. Last winter they did well in the snow and ice we know how that goes. Noise wise I think they are pretty quiet maybe not as quiet as the SRA.

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My stock SRA's have finally worn out and have done me well, i do a lot of highway driving and was looking for a little bit more of an aggressive A/T tire and saw the wildpeaks....does anyone know how they compare to others as far as street noice and handling and New England winters
I live in the Twin Cities (MN) metro and I've put been on my falkens for just over a week and I honestly can't tell of any more road noise than my GY Fortera HL's. But that's partly because I get so much interstate traffic noise that all I hear are the other vehicles.

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I was wondering this myself to be honest. They both have a better price than the General Grabber, but I don't really see any difference whatsoever.
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